Internet Providers in Nisland, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Nisland, SD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 2
Fastest Speed Available: 150 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.5

Internet Access in Nisland, South Dakota

Information on this page is calculated based on the twice-annual FCC provider territory reporting. Our data also includes direct provider reports to further validate the information, down to the census block level. Plan and pricing data is collected by our data analysis division. We've found and verified 120 broadband plans in Nisland since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Wireless Internet connections like LTE suffer from a handful of big issues, making wireless options far from ideal for broadband Internet access. Limited data use ("data caps") are the largest inconvenience, although fixed wireless data and streaming caps are often more comparable to those on wired DSL or cable Internet service.

Most Nisland households have 2 providers to choose from. Competition is good. It means most residents have at least two companies butting heads on pricing at a given address. This competition isn't universal, though — as a surprising 90.96 of residents still have only one option for wired broadband Internet access.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Nisland.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, West River Cooperative Telephone Company is a third choice for wired broadband in practically one hundred percent of Nisland. Wireless providers such as Celerity Networks are also worth looking at. However, the incumbent wired providers usually offer a better value so far as speed.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Nisland, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
West River Cooperative Telephone Company 150 Mbps Fiber 54s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Nisland, South Dakota

  • West River Cooperative Telephone Company - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Nisland - Speeds up to 150 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 8.5% Availability in Nisland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Nisland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Nisland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Nisland

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Nisland is the 145th most connected city in South Dakota behind Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Whitewood, and Deadwood.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 100 people in Butte County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Nisland have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Butte County, approximately 600 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Nisland

Data from our researchers suggests that top ISPs currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users see caps as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Nisland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
West River Cooperative Telephone Company Fiber 100% 150 Mbps
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 8.5%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 98.5%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Nisland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Nisland 5.6 Mbps 5 $3.03 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +409.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +113.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +110.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +121.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +122 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )